Do you look like Hitler? The History Channel may have a job for you
Producers are also seeking lookalikes of Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt. No acting experience required.
Friday, June 28, 2013,
The History Channel posted an ad on Philadelphia Craigslist looking for people to play Adolf Hitler for a miniseries.
Bearing a resemblance to the brutal Nazi dictator may have harmed your job prospects in the past.
But having that toothbrush mustache and the look of a megalomaniac could now earn you some cold hard cash.
The History Channel is on the hunt for Hitler lookalikes to star in a new documentary-drama series about WWI and WWII.
The History Channel is also looking for actors to play a number of other people including Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Acting experience isn’t required, according to the Craigslist job advertisement.
“The majority of the cast will be tracked over decades, so we will be exploring the possibility of casting two people to play both young and old versions,” it adds.
“Previous acting experience is not required. German accent (for Hitler) and British accent (for Churchill) is also helpful, but also not required,” the ad goes on to say.
Participants will be paid between $300 and $350 a day, plus expenses. Shooting will be for three weeks on the East Coast in September and one week in Germany in October.
Potential candidates should email a headshot to firstname.lastname@example.org.